Pat Boas' paintings, drawings, prints and digital projects often use the form and sound-sense of words as maps for abstraction. Solo and group exhibition venues include the Sun Valley Museum of Art (Ketchum, ID); the Portland Art Museum, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, PDX Contemporary, and Disjecta Contemporary Art Center (Portland, OR); the Hallie Ford Museum (Salem, OR); the Center for Contemporary Art (Santa Fe, NM); the Boise Art Museum; the Salt Lake Art Center; the Center on Contemporary Art (Seattle, WA) and the Cleveland Museum of Art. She is a 2017 Hallie Ford Visual Arts Fellow and the recipient of honors, fellowships, grants and residencies from the the Corporation of Yaddo, the Oregon Arts Commission, the Bonnie Bronson Fund, Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation and Pollock-Krasner Foundation, among others. Reviews of Boas’ work have appeared in Art in America and Art Papers. Represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, Oregon, she is professor emerita of Art Practice in the School of Art + Design at Portland State University.